Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Thy kingdom come...

Good excerpt from a Relevant interview with Derek Webb...

For the average person who is passionate about the idea of "Thy kingdom come," what's your suggestion to enact change in cultural thinking about Christ in the Church?

Honestly, I would say discern the way you're gifted. What are your resources? What are your gifts? What are the things you're interested in? And then, discern the ways that your resources and your gifts meet up with the needs of people. It's really as simple as that.

What's going to change the world, and ultimately what's going to usher in the day coming when there will be no more disease, no more war, no more poverty, no more sickness, no more tears is individuals loving individuals in communities. If you really want to make the world a better place, don't go to some voting website and learn the senate voting record of three guys. Walk out your front door and get to know the people in proximity to your house, the two to your left and right and the three across the street from you. Learn what their needs are and see if you've got the gifts or resources to meet those needs.

What's going to change things—really change things—is individuals loving their neighbors, using their gifts and resources to meet the needs of people.

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